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solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington. i am kathy k. former egyptian leader hosni mubarak is free and out of resin only two years after being deposed. >> this is depressingly symbolic at a time when the security reborn, theto be man who resided over it has been released from prison. >> as pressure mounts to allow united nations inspectors into the site of yesterday's alleged chemical attack, we investigate the evidence in syria. she sings and she dances and she acts. tonight, she talks about a life
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that has seen its share of ups and downs. our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hosni mubarak served two years of a life sentence in prison before he was released today. the former egyptian president was flown by helicopter out of jail. to the hospital he is held under house arrest. he still faces charges of complicity in the killing of tahrir square protesters. >> supporters celebrate the turning back of the clock. many celebrated his removal but two years of turmoil have made many egyptians nostalgic.
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>> hosni mubarak was the best. and weere the best days will never see good times like those again. >> he is the old repressive order personified. as he was chartered away, he was still a symbol of what went wrong in the revolution. he left his two sons behind at the prison and most of the leadership of the muslim brotherhood, including his successor elected as president, all arrested since the military coup at the beginning of july. was part ofe the first protest. >> it bothers me, what this represents and the symbol of it. ofrything is like the 25th january. the muslim brotherhood underground and the police state running as it was.
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>> the former was flown to a military hospital in cairo. he is expected to go into house arrest at his compound in this red sea resort. he seemed to be dressed for an easier life, all the way down to his white loafers. two years ago and only months from the removal of his office -- he was in a special court on trial for his life, desperately ill according to his lawyers. charges related to what happened here in tahrir square could land him back in court. he faces a reach trial in the complicity in the death of protesters. just before the nightly curfew with people rushing home -- this was forlorn. ousted,e night he was this place shook with joy as millions of egyptians believed they would get a fresh start and they would build a new egypt.
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that seems like a long time ago. for those same egyptians this is depressingly symbolic that at a time when his security state seems to be reborn, the man who presided over it has now been released from prison. >> close by, demonstrators lay in the gutter, at the bridge where the protesters were killed. president, the old more than any other event, kick started the arab uprising. raisedstrator in a mask a hollow laugh at what had become of them. >> reporting there from cairo. for more on today's release in the future of egypt, i spoke with the u.s. ambassador to bahrain. there are two schools of thought
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about what america should do on egypt. one of them is to stand up and back these protests, and the other is to hold our cards close to our chest because we don't know what will happen. >> the united states should exercise strategic patients. people in the united states are troubled by what they see on violence, and by this however, this is a process that will take a long time to play out. we should hold our fire and encourage the egyptian government to work through state institutions and to support those institutions. to not take steps to undermine them and limit the ability to work through these issues. moment,uggest at the the best course is stability even with the control of the military. >> i don't see that as the choice. but the military has a role to play. this is a pillar of the egyptian state.
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with the judiciary and the legislature. mohamed morsi neutered the judiciary and the legislative, leaving the military. the choice is between the big states and. it is in our interest and the interest of the friends of egypt to support the big state. >> you know how tenuous america's reputation is in this part of the world. saying, like america is democracy is great unless it comes up with answers we don't like. this, the way to put united states has ended up with lead. course do notdle support one side or the other side. and instead we talked about principles and tolerance. as a result we have alienated everybody.
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the military, who say you are not with us. we have alienated the brotherhood who say that you say you are for democracy but look what you do when it happens. this is not just egypt. this is every regime in power. they question the constancy of the united states as a partner. >> that leaves america in a very tricky position. we will have you back to continue this discussion. thank you very much. the united nations is making a for more west to the syrian government to allow you inspectors to inspect the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack. were hundreds of civilians are reported to have been killed. activists say that men, women and children were gassed in the suburbs of damascus. france says that the world should respond in force if this is verified. a team of inspectors has -- have so far been kept away.
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what have we learned so far about this attack and whether chemical weapons were used? we have been looking back at these videos. some viewers may find this report distressing. >> there has been more time to digest the video footage of these chemical attacks in syria. and look more closely at what this can tell us. we have a slightly clearer picture beginning to emerge, to help us understand what may have happened in the small hours of wednesday morning in the suburbs of damascus. the first thing we are clear about is the likely timeline. this video tells us that these vehicles rushing from bombarded areas, -- it was pitch black and the middle of the night.
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it was still dark when these victims were laid out on the pavement, perhaps led by vehicle headlights so they could be washed down. chemicalried to remove traces and relieve their symptoms. even more precise timing comes from facebook. the three main syrian pages -- the first mention of chemical weapons was 2:45 a.m. local time. later, a second post raised this alert. forces are shelling the city using chemical weapons. the third came minutes after. so what did all of these people go through? eyewitness accounts come from those who survived. some of them very small, like this little boy. >> we were asleep when we were hit. eyes,her was closing our
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it was burning. my father saw a dead body outside as we exited the house. my mother fainted and my father started crying. he put me in the car and the car left. i don't know where he is or where any of the mark. >> where the attacks took place is also the coming more clear. time and again, this is the agricultural belt that is mentioned, especially the towns -- and to the west of damascus, the town of -- overwhelming, distressing testimony of the video, an overview of symptoms. no outward sign of blood or lacerations. the people who could barely breathe. this man seems to be having convulsions.
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some had glazed eyes. the pupils apparently contracted. was all of this caused by chemical weapons used on a huge scale against civilians? or should these images not be taken at face value? >> the number of people who seem to be affected and the consistency of the symptoms, this is a staggering enterprise to fake, and also very easily found out once an investigation takes place. >> there is no footage of the bombardment. these pictures came from later in the day. at this video may give us clue of the delivery system. found apparently after the attack. and nearby, dead animals that seem to have been asphyxiated. these are pieced together from
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unverified footage, in a conflict where propaganda is intense and the potential for fabrication cannot be underestimated. >> looking at video footage like this can only change so much. there will not be full clarity and till experts and chemical weapons use are allowed on the ground to make their own assessment. crucial evidence may disappear and we may never work out completely what really happened and who was responsible. for more background and analysis of this attack, you can go to our website. from there -- the sooner the inspectors get to that side we will have answers to those questions. caused anl problem end to trading on nasdaq for three hours. they were forced to send out a message saying they were suspending trading until further
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notice because of a glitch affecting stock price quotes. the biggest political trial in china for decades. today, we discussed -- the disgraced politician bo xilai said that the charges were laughable. strong words from a country not known from them. his wife was convicted of the murder of businessman neil heyward is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes. spoke to the senior fellow at the u.s. china institute. this script may have been written in the outcome, but i suspect the chinese authorities were not expecting such a combative bo xilai. buthey probably weren't they are trying to walk a very delicate line with this trial. on the one hand they have to show that he committed crimes and is guilty, but on the other hand they have to show that this
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is a reasonably fair and open proceedings. so it may not be altogether bad for them if he, unlike his wife and the police chief that he fired, who appeared in court, with their heads down -- it may not be a bad thing if he is a little bit feisty. the outcome is preordained. >> whatever he says in court is not going to make a difference -- >> he will be found guilty. i think one question that does arise, is that they still have a certain amount of support in china, both where he was the communist party secretary, and in the big northeastern city where -- and he has a lot of supporters among the new left in china. he seems to be standing up to hold his ground -- it may
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generate some support for him which could create political problems for the leadership. >> is there a genuine attempt on behalf of the new chinese leadership, which has mentioned corruption is a problem, to say that we have to take someone who was famous and well-known and show that we are not going to tolerate corruption? or is this being kept a little bit naïve in the state of chinese politics? >> the current chinese president has made going after corruption one of his top priorities. to show that somebody who is very senior in the leadership is not immune from prosecution. it will certainly help the chinese government make the point that they are getting tough. at the same time, the evidence and testimony paints a pretty unsavory picture of the way that things seem to work at the top in china. rich businessman accused of offering favors and bribes to senior officials.
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many chinese will recognize that this is not exclusively true in this case, this is common in much of china. the leadership is trying to address corruption. this is a corruptive issue that goes to the heart of their legitimacy and ability to rule the country. >> thank you very much for joining us from los angeles. still to come on tonight's program, sworn in for a seventh term. robert mcdonald a -- robert mugabe is inaugurated as president again as thousands watch on. >> winning and losing in professional sports often comes down to the smallest margins. british athletes are using military technology to stay ahead of the game. the british sports pursuit of marginal gains may have reached
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new heights. the olympic tae kwon do medalist is in a flight simulator. this facility is normally reserved for pilots of fighter jets, but the technology may prove useful in sports. >> making split-second decisions is what the sport is about. if we can use this technology to help us with our sports, i can see i have made amazing games -- gains. >> this form of technology could give him a winning edge. with a partnership -- they are developing a new training edge for fight and flight situation. costs tens ofse millions of pounds, and they are one of the best fighter jets in the world. but how is the state of technology like this helping the elite sporting performers? >> wind tunnels have been used by paralympic and scum a as this
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racing wheel promises to increase acceleration for wheelchair athletes. >> in some areas we are leading the world and you can see that with our international competitors, about what they say. we have a step -- we have to be a step ahead going into rio de janeiro next year and this is part of that. >> there is a fine line between success and failure. the south -- thousands of a second celebrating the best from the rest. the role of winning technology should not be underestimated. bbc news. >> in zimbabwe, robert mo gotti -- robert mugabe has been elected with questions over the validity of last week's
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elections. missing from the festivities were the members of the opposition who called this a robbers party. we have this report. >> another five-year term for robert mugabe. this was delayed by the opposition leader, morgan chenorai, who said this was a sham that did not reflect the will of the people. the 89-year-old leader took his oath in front of thousands of supporters, extending his 33 year grip on power. elections,all of there will always be bad losers. it is the price we pay for electoral democracy. >> many former heads of state
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went to the inauguration, but very few of the current leaders attended. perhaps a tepid technology of the concerns raised along the disputed election and the allegations of voter fraud. lashingried messages out at western governments. they are firmly in control willbert mo go-- mugabe have to prove that he can deliver on his promises. the foundation of his economic empowerment program -- and the takeover of foreign earned businesses. >> robert mugabe's supporters expressed their confidence. he promised us employment and prosperity and immunizations.
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he will rule forever and ever. >> i am proud to be in zimbabwe and support the president. i don't know what to say, i am excited. >> the economic recovery has a long way to go and there is a great deal of uncertainty over whether these policies will deliver, for everyone and not just the elite few. >> fighting words from those supporters. and those fighting slogans as well. performer, winning an oscar and a grammy and tony -- but thisat hispanic performer was honored for her performance in west side story.
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the role that defined her career. she spoke about the highs and lows of a next-door know a life. >> i think that this is a very fitting song for me, speaking to a woman who gets hurt a great deal but finds a way to get up and dust yourself off and keep moving. i came to america very unwillingly. it was freezing cold. my mother brought me here when i was five years old, feeling that life would at some point be better for us than it was in puerto rico. thrilled to come to hollywood. i was 17 years old and had been discovered i a talent scout. i tried very hard to be a elizabeth taylor.
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i tried to my hair like her, but i had no eyebrows. i saw that i had my tiny waist. that was my road to disaster because trying to be someone else and trying to be someone who was not hispanic was my objective. i did not want to be hispanic. i had it so bad even from the beginning in new york city and was called some very bad names. wasrelationship with marlon tempestuous, unbelievably sensuous and sexy, exciting. he was an icon. there is something intoxicating about having the king of movies and drama interested in me. womanizer, i did not want that to happen with him.
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bottom, i took some pills in his house. >> if one of you was lying in the streets, bleeding, i would walk by and spit on you. ofafter all of those years i finally got to play the role of a young woman with integrity. strength and dignity. i am in the prime of my life. person, i wakepy up humming, "life is good." >> lisa marino, who has had some -- rita marino, who has had some tough times. you can check your local listings and reach us on twitter at kathykaybbc.
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